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The Latest: Spain reports 479 migrants rescued over weekend

Jul. 15, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says at least 479 people, including more than 100 children, were rescued over the weekend while attempting to cross a narrow stretch of the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa.   The...

US first lady welcomed in Belgium with music and fashion

Jul. 11, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump returned to the international stage Wednesday as she mingled with the spouses of America's closest allies over classical music, fashion and chocolate. As President Donald Trump harangued Germany and other allies at a NATO summit in Brussels, his wife chatted...

Luxembourg PM: EU leaders get breakthrough deal on migrants after all-night talks

Jun. 28, 2018 10:40 PM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Luxembourg PM: EU leaders get breakthrough deal on migrants after all-night talks.

No headway seen from EU hearing on Poland's justice policies

Jun. 26, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Poland faced questions from its European Union partners Tuesday over an overhaul of its judicial system that is seen as a violation of Western democratic standards, while also taking the opportunity to explain its reasons for the contested changes. In an unprecedented move, the EU's...

The Latest: White House to arrange Trump-Erdogan phone call

Jun. 25, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey (all times local): 1 a.m. The White House is working to arrange a telephone call between President Donald Trump and newly re-elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn)....

EU slaps sanctions on 7 Myanmar officials over repression

Jun. 25, 2018 8:49 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have slapped sanctions on seven high-level officials from Myanmar for their alleged involvement in atrocities targeting the Rohingya minority population. The EU said in a statement Monday that the seven — from the army, border guard and police...

For once in a tie, Greek PM Tsipras hails new debt deal

Jun. 22, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For once sporting a necktie, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday pledged to tread the path of fiscal prudence after international creditors announced new debt relief measures to wean his country off its eight-year bailout program. Tsipras said the deal hammered out early...

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout

Jun. 21, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt more manageable. The finance ministers of the 19 nations took daylong talks into Friday morning and reached a surprisingly hard-fought compromise which had...

EU source: Eurozone nations agree on deal that paves way for Greece to exit its 8-year bailout program

Jun. 21, 2018 6:38 PM EDT
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — EU source: Eurozone nations agree on deal that paves way for Greece to exit its 8-year bailout program .

EU tells Luxembourg to recoup back taxes from French firm

Jun. 20, 2018 5:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's state aid watchdog is ordering Luxembourg to recover 120 million euros ($139 million) in unpaid taxes from French electricity provider Engie. The watchdog, the European Commission, said Wednesday that Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on...